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2010 Pontiac G8 color brochure provided by Brickell Motors located in Miami, FL. Find the 2010 Pontiac G8 for sale in Florida; call about our current sales and incentives at (786) 245-4889....

2010 Pontiac G8 color brochure provided by Brickell Motors located in Miami, FL. Find the 2010 Pontiac G8 for sale in Florida; call about our current sales and incentives at (786) 245-4889.
For over 12 years, Brickell Motors has dedicated its business to building long-term relationships with our clients. During that time, we have become one of the most successful dealerships in the Miami area, providing customers with reliable and affordable vehicles.

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    • Brickell Motors 665 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33130 (786) 245-4889 http://www.brickellpontiac.com/ For over 12 years, Brickell Motors has dedicated its business to building long -term relationships with our clients. During that time, we have become one of the most successful dealerships in the Miami area, providing customers with reliable and affordable vehicles. DRIVER INFORMATION ENTERTAINMENT Rear Seat Pass-Through . . . . .17 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Audio System Features . . . . . .10 PERFORMANCE & MAINTENANCE Instrument Panel Cluster . . . . . .3 Multiple-Disc CD Player . . . . . .11 Sport Shift Mode and Driver Information Center . . . . . .4 Audio Steering Wheel Driver Shift Control . . . . . . . . . .17 SAFETY & SECURITY Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . .18 Remote Keyless Entry . . . . . . . .5 XM® Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 StabiliTrak® – Stability Control Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Bluetooth® System . . . . . . . . . .13 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 CONVENIENCE Spare Tire/Inflator Kit . . . . . . . .19 Passenger Airbag Status Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . .13 Battery Location . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Automatic Headlamp System/ Resetting the Oil Life System .19 COMFORT Exterior Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Refueling the Vehicle . . . . . . . .19 Power Seat Adjustments . . . . . .7 Interior Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . .7 Windshield Wipers and OWNER INFORMATION Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Roadside Assistance . . . . . . . .20 Manual Climate Controls . . . . . .8 Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 My GMLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Automatic Dual Zone Climate Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Power Windows and Mirrors . .16 Congratulations on your purchase of a Pontiac G8. Please read this information about your vehicle’s features and your Owner Manual to ensure an outstanding ownership experience. Note that your vehicle may not include all the features described in this booklet. Keep this booklet with your Owner Manual for easy reference.
    • 2 Getting to Know Your G8 DRIVER INFORMATION Instrument Panel A B C D A E F A G H I J K L M N O P Q R S The main features of the instrument I. Hood Release panel include: J. DIC Controls/Audio Steering Wheel A. Air Outlets Controls B. Turn Signal/Cruise Control/ K. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever Multifunction Lever L. Horn C. Instrument Panel Cluster M. Audio Steering Wheel Controls D. Windshield Wipers Lever N. Ignition Switch E. Infotainment Screen/Sports Gauges O. Climate Controls (if equipped) P. Shift Lever F. Hazard Warning Flashers Button Q. Accessory Power Outlet G. Exterior Lamps Control R. Audio System H. Instrument Panel Brightness Control S. Locking Glove Box See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
    • 3 Instrument Panel Cluster A B C D E Your vehicle’s instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance Note: The instrument panel cluster is how your vehicle is running. It includes designed to let you know about many important aspects of your vehicle’s these key features: operation. It is important to read your A. Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge Owner Manual and become familiar B. Tachometer with the information being relayed to you by the lights, gauges and indicators, C. Driver Information Center as well as what action can be taken to D. Speedometer ensure safety and to prevent damage. E. Fuel Gauge See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
    • 4 Getting to Know Your G8 Driver Information Center Trip Computer Press the (Trip) button to scroll through the trip computer displays, including: • Odometer/trip odometer • Fuel range • Average speed/average fuel economy • Overspeed warning • Units — English/Metric The Driver Information Center (DIC) on • Digital Speedometer the instrument panel cluster displays a number of vehicle functions, including • Tire pressure monitoring the trip computer, vehicle feature When scrolling through the displays, the customization, audio information and values are highlighted for a short period vehicle warning messages. before the highlighting disappears. The values cannot be reset unless they are highlighted. Vehicle Feature Customization The customization menu is available only when the vehicle speed is below 6 mph. To navigate the customization menu: 1. Press and release the (Trip) but- DIC Controls ton until Customization is displayed; then press the (Enter) switch to DIC functions and menus can be enter the customization menu. accessed using the following controls located on the left side of the steering 2. Rotate the switch with your thumb wheel: to scroll through the menu and the entries within a menu. (Trip): Press this button to scroll through the trip computer displays and 3. Press the switch to select a menu vehicle customization menu, and to or menu entry. acknowledge a warning message. 4. To exit a menu, scroll to the symbol (Enter): Quickly press and release at the top-left corner of the display this switch to reset all screens. Press and press the switch. and hold this switch for more than three 5. To exit the customization menu, scroll seconds to reset only the current to Exit and press the switch, or screen. A chime will sound when the press the button. reset is complete. Customization menu entries include: • Reset settings (reset all settings to the factory defaults)
    • 5 • Security Note: Your vehicle’s warnings and mes- – Auto unlock sages provide critical information that can prevent damage to your vehicle. – Auto lock Review your Owner Manual to become – Flash remote lock familiar with the information displayed and the action required. – Beep remote lock – Flash remote unlock See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual. – Two stage unlock – Remote start SAFETY & SECURITY • Lighting Remote Keyless Entry – Approach lighting – Egress lighting The functions of the Remote • Trip Computer (see Trip Computer Keyless Entry earlier in this section) (RKE) transmit- • Language (English or French) ter include: When scrolling through the menu, help (Unlock): screens are available to help you under- Press this stand the features. button to unlock • To view a help screen, select a fea- the driver’s door ture and wait a few seconds for the only or all doors. help screen to pop up. The unlock function can be customized using the Driver Information Center. Warnings and Messages (Lock): Press this button to lock all The DIC provides a variety of vehicle the doors. warning messages (depending on (Trunk): Press this button to optional equipment) if a problem is unlatch the trunk. sensed in a vehicle system. The trunk also can be unlatched by • To acknowledge a message and pressing the trunk release button locat- clear it from the display, press the ed in the glove box. button on the steering wheel. Some urgent messages cannot be cleared from the DIC display. Note: An emergency trunk release handle is located just inside the rear seat pass- If you have a current OnStar subscrip- through, which can be used to unlatch the tion, and a warning message appears, trunk in case of battery failure. you can press the OnStar button and speak to an OnStar Advisor. In many (Remote Start): Press this button to vehicles, OnStar Advisors can access start the engine. (See Remote Vehicle certain diagnostic information and can Start.) tell you how serious the problem is and what you should do about it.
    • 6 Getting to Know Your G8 (Vehicle Locator/Panic Alarm): OnStar ® Press and release this red button to locate the vehicle. The exterior lamps Your vehicle may feature the OnStar will flash and the horn will sound. Safe & Sound Plan or the uplevel Press and hold the button to activate the OnStar Directions & Connections Plan, panic alarm. The turn signals will flash with one year of OnStar service from the and the horn will sound. To cancel the date you purchased your new vehicle. alarm, press the button again or turn the OnStar offers a variety of capabilities, ignition key to the On position. such as Remote Door Unlock, Automatic Notification of Airbag Deployment, and Keys Hands-Free Calling. In addition, most One RKE transmitter features a folding vehicles can get driving directions using key and the other transmitter has a fixed Turn-by-Turn Navigation. Press the blade key. There also is a glove box key. OnStar button to ask an OnStar Advisor • To extend the folding key, press the about the service plan you have or to round button on the RKE transmitter. upgrade your plan. • To retract the folding key, press the For more information, refer to your round button and fold the key into the OnStar Owner’s Guide, call RKE transmitter. 1-888-4-ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827), or visit onstar.com. See Keys, Doors and Windows in your Owner Manual. See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual. Door Locks Passenger Airbag Status Indicator To lock/unlock the vehicle without the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter: Your vehicle is equipped with a • Press the power Passenger Sensing System located in door lock or unlock the front passenger seat for the front button located on passenger airbag. There also is a front the center console. passenger airbag status indicator locat- The driver’s door ed on the inside rearview mirror. will not lock if the Note: It is recommended that children not door is open. be placed in the front passenger seat, • Insert the key in the driver’s door, and even with the Passenger Sensing System. turn it toward the rear of the vehicle to All children should be properly secured in lock all doors; turn it once toward the a rear seat. front of the vehicle to unlock the driv- Aftermarket seat covers should not be er’s door, or turn it twice toward the used. They may interfere with the airbag front of the vehicle to unlock all doors. sensors and will void the warranty. • The fuel door will not open if the See Seats and Restraints in your Owner Manual. driver’s door is locked. See Keys, Doors and Windows in your Owner Manual.
    • 7 COMFORT • To adjust the driver’s seatback, turn the larger lower knob (A). For ease of Power Seat Adjustments use, lean forward while adjusting the seatback forward. B 4-Way Power Seat Adjustment A The power seat switch is located on the outboard side of each front seat. • To adjust the amount of lumbar sup- • To move a front seat forward or rear- port, turn the smaller upper knob (B). ward, lift the bar under the front of the See Seats and Restraints in your Owner Manual. seat and slide the seat to the desired position; then release the bar. • To adjust the height of a front seat, Steering Wheel Adjustment move the switch up or down. • To tilt the position of a front seat, Adjust the move the switch in the desired driver’s seat direction. to a com- fortable 6-Way Power Seat Adjustment position (if equipped) before The power seat switch is located on the adjusting outboard side of each front seat. the steering • To move a front seat forward or wheel. rearward, move the switch forward or To tilt and rearward. telescope • To adjust the height of a front seat, the position move the switch up or down. of the steering wheel: 1. Push down the lever under the • To tilt the position of a front seat, steering column. move the switch in the desired 2. Adjust the wheel to a comfortable direction. position by moving it up or down Seatback and Lumbar Adjustment as well as in or out. The recline knob and lumbar adjustment 3. Pull up the lever to lock the wheel knob are located on the outboard side of in place. the seatback. See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
    • 8 Getting to Know Your G8 Heated Seats (if equipped) Temperature Control: Turn the temper- ature control knob (B) to increase or decrease the temperature setting. Air Delivery Mode: Turn the mode control knob (C) to change the direction of the air delivery to the vent, bi-level, floor, defog/floor or defrost mode. (Recirculation): Press this button on the air delivery mode knob to recircu- The heated seat buttons are located at late air inside the vehicle. This mode the front of the center console. helps heat or cool the vehicle more • Press the (Heated Seat) button quickly and prevents outside air and to activate the Low heat setting (one odors from entering the vehicle. indicator lamp). Recirculation cannot be activated if the Continue to press the button to cycle defrost mode is selected. through the temperature settings of (Air Conditioning): Press this Medium (two indicator lights), High button on the temperature control knob (three indicator lights) and Off (no to turn the air conditioning system on indicator lights). or off. See Seats and Restraints in your Owner Manual. (Rear Window Defogger): Press this button on the fan control knob to turn the rear window defogger on or off. Manual Climate Controls The defogger will turn off automatically after a set period of time. See Climate Controls in your Owner Manual. Automatic Dual Zone Climate Controls (if equipped) A B C The automatic dual zone climate control The manual climate control system system maintains the desired individual includes the following controls: temperature for the driver and front seat (Fan): Turn the fan control knob (A) passenger. The system automatically to increase or decrease the fan speed. adjusts the air delivery mode, fan speed, There may be a slight delay when air conditioning and recirculation func- selecting the highest fan speed. Turn the tions to reach the set temperature(s) knob fully counterclockwise to turn off as quickly as possible. the fan.
    • 9 Automatic Operation Air Delivery Mode: Press the up To set the automatic system: or down mode button to change the direction of the air delivery to the vent, 1. Press the AUTO button. bi-level, floor or defog/floor mode. 2. Use the temperature controls to Fan Speed: Press the + or – button adjust the temperature. Allow time to increase or decrease fan speed. for the system to reach the desired temperature. (Air Conditioning): Press this but- ton to turn the air conditioning on or off. (Recirculation): Press this button to recirculate air inside the vehicle. This mode helps heat or cool the vehicle more quickly and prevents outside air and odors from entering the vehicle. Press and hold this button for four seconds to activate the pollution mode, Manual Operation which will enable the system to automat- To operate the system manually, use the ically select recirculation when vehicle following controls: speed is less than 9 mph. This helps prevent exhaust fumes from entering the (On/Off): Press this button to turn the vehicle in heavy traffic. system on or off. When the system is off, pressing any button will turn it on. (Defrost): Press this button to turn the windshield defrost mode on or AUTO: Press this button to switch the off. Defrost mode must be selected system to automatic operation. manually when needed, even with the ZONE: Press this button to operate the system operating in the Auto mode. system in the single-zone (SZ) mode or Recirculation cannot be activated if the the dual-zone (DZ) mode. The single- defrost mode is selected. zone mode sets one temperature for the EXT TEMP (Exterior Temperature): vehicle. The dual-zone mode allows two Press this button to view the outside different temperatures to be set. temperature. Temperature Control: Turn the left tem- (Rear Window Defogger): Press perature control knob to set the driver’s this button to turn the rear window temperature setting and the right tem- defogger on or off. The defogger will perature control knob to set the front turn off automatically after a set period passenger’s temperature setting. of time. See Climate Controls in your Owner Manual.
    • 10 Getting to Know Your G8 ENTERTAINMENT ASM (Automatic Station Memory): Press and hold this button to automati- Audio System Features cally store the six stations with the strongest signal on the selected band (FM or AM). Once stored, press this button to switch between ASM stations and regular preset stations. (Time): Press this button to display the clock and calendar. CD: Press this button to switch to CD operation. || (CD Pause): Press this button to pause CD operation. AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to switch to operation of an auxiliary device, such as a portable audio player, connected to the auxiliary input jack While most of the features on the single- located on the radio. disc audio system or multiple-disc CD player (if equipped) will look familiar, Note: Engaging in extended searching some of the following may be new: for specific audio stations or songs by using buttons and knobs — or giving (Power): Press this button to turn the extended attention to entertainment tasks system on or off. The system also can — can lead you to look away from the be turned on by pressing the BAND, CD road frequently or for prolonged periods, or AUX button, or the SRCE (Source) which may cause you to miss seeing steering wheel control. things on the road that you need to see. Avoid engaging in extended searching for (Volume): Turn the center knob specific items while driving. (single-disc CD system) or the left knob (multiple-disc CD player) to adjust the volume. Setting the Clock and Calendar (Tune): Press these buttons To adjust the clock and calendar: to manually select a radio station. 1. Press and hold the (Time) button (Seek): Press these buttons for more than two seconds. to seek a radio station or, when playing 2. Press the volume knob (single-disc a CD, to go to the previous/next track. CD system) or the right MENU knob BAND: Press this button to switch (multiple-disc CD player) to select the between FM1, FM2, AM and XM1 or hours, minutes, date, month or year. XM2 (if equipped). When playing a CD, The selected item will flash or be press this button to switch to the radio. highlighted.
    • 11 3. Turn the volume knob or right MENU Multiple-Disc CD Player knob to adjust the selected item. (if equipped) 4. To exit, press the (Time) button. Setting Preset Stations (Single-disc CD System) To store preset stations: 1. Press the BAND button to select the desired radio band. 2. Tune in the desired radio station. 3. Press and hold one of the six num- bered buttons until the preset number is displayed and a beep sounds to store the station. In addition to the controls and settings 4. Repeat the steps for each numbered highlighted in the Audio System button on each band, if desired. Features section, the multiple-disc CD To store preset stations on the multiple- player has several unique features. disc CD player, refer to the Multiple-Disc Setting Preset Stations CD Player section. To store preset stations: Audio Settings 1. Press the BAND button to select the Audio settings, such as tone and speak- desired radio band. er control, are included in the Option 2. Tune in the desired radio station. menu. To adjust settings: 3. Press and hold one of the six soft 1. Press the volume knob (single-disc keys below the display screen until CD system) or the right MENU knob the preset number is displayed and a (multiple-disc CD player) to enter the beep sounds to store the station. Option menu. 4. Repeat the steps for each soft key on 2. Turn the volume knob or right MENU each band, if desired. knob to select a menu item; then press the knob to access the menu CD Changer Operation item. To load a CD(s): 3. Turn the volume knob or right MENU 1. Press the LOAD button to load knob to select a setting; then press one CD, or press and hold the LOAD the knob to access the setting. button to load multiple CDs. 4. Turn the volume knob or right MENU 2. Follow the display prompts to load knob to adjust a setting; then press each CD. the knob to store it. 3. Press the EJECT button or wait 5. To exit, select the Back option or wait 10 seconds to cancel loading CDs. eight seconds. See Infotainment in your Owner Manual.
    • 12 Getting to Know Your G8 Note: CDs with any affixed labels may Audio Steering Wheel Controls jam in the CD player. Label a CD using (if equipped) a permanent marker. If more than one CD is inserted into the slot at a time, or if scratched or damaged CDs are played, the CD player could be dam- aged. When using the CD player, use only CDs in good condition without labels; load one CD at a time; and keep the CD player and the loading slot free of foreign materials, liquids or debris. To play a specific CD: • Press the CD button to play the current CD. • Press the (Disc) buttons to select a CD. • Press the (Track) buttons to go to the previous/next track of the current CD. To eject a CD(s): • Press the EJECT button to eject the currently selected CD. • Press the EJECT button, and then press the soft key of the desired The following audio controls are located CD to eject a specific CD. on the steering wheel: • Press and hold the EJECT (Volume): Rotate the switch on the button to eject all CDs. right side of the steering wheel up (+) or down (–) to adjust the volume. Press the If a CD is not removed after several switch to mute the vehicle speakers. seconds, it will be pulled back into the player automatically. (Voice In): Press this button to interact with the OnStar or Bluetooth See Infotainment in your Owner Manual. system. (Call End): Press this button to end a call. SRCE (Source): Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, CD and an AUX device (if equipped).
    • 13 (Next/Previous): Rotate the CONVENIENCE switch on the left side of the steering wheel to go to the next/previous preset Remote Vehicle Start radio station or, when playing a CD, to the next/previous track. This feature allows you to start the engine from outside the vehicle by Press the switch to go to the next using the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) CD in the multiple-disc CD player transmitter. The remote start capability (if equipped). must be turned on using the Driver See Infotainment in your Owner Manual. Information Center. During a remote start, the manual cli- mate control system will not operate XM ® Radio until the key is turned on. The automatic XM Radio offers more than 170 chan- climate control system (if equipped) will nels of digital-quality sound that goes default to a set temperature of 73°F wherever you go — coast to coast. (23°C), regardless of the system setting prior to turning off the vehicle. After a free three-month trial period, activation and service subscription Once the key is turned on, both systems fees apply. Service is based in the will operate at the last setting before the continental U.S. and Canada. For vehicle was turned off. more information, visit XM online at Starting the Vehicle www.XMradio.com or call To remote-start the vehicle: 1-800-929-2100. 1. Aim the RKE transmitter at the See Infotainment in your Owner Manual. vehicle. (Transmitter range is within approximately 164 feet of the vehicle.) Bluetooth ® System (if equipped) 2. Press and release the (Lock) The in-vehicle Bluetooth system allows button on the transmitter. users with a Bluetooth-enabled cell 3. Immediately press and hold the phone to make and receive hands-free (Remote Start) button for about four phone calls using the vehicle’s audio seconds. When the vehicle starts, the system, microphone and controls. The parking lamps will light and remain on Bluetooth-enabled cell phone must be while the engine is running. The paired with the in-vehicle Bluetooth sys- engine will continue running for 10 tem before it can be used in the vehicle. minutes. Not all phones will support all functions. 4. Repeat these steps for a 10-minute Visit www.pontiac.com/bluetooth for time extension. Only two consecutive more information. remote starts are allowed. For instructions on how to use the system, see Infotainment in your Owner Manual.
    • 14 Getting to Know Your G8 When you enter the vehicle after a Exterior Lamps Control remote start, the ignition must be turned to the On position before driving. Note: The Remote Vehicle Start feature will not operate if the key is in the igni- tion, the hood is open, or the Check Engine light is illuminated on the instru- ment panel cluster. Canceling a Remote Start If you wish to turn off the engine instead of driving after a remote start: • Press and hold the (Remote Start) button until the parking lamps turn off. The exterior lamps control switch, locat- • Press and release the Hazard ed on the left side of the instrument Warning Flashers button. Press it panel, can be rotated to the following again to turn off the flashers. positions: • Turn the key in the ignition switch to (Off): This position turns off the the On position and then off. Automatic Headlamps or the manually See Keys, Doors and Windows in your Owner Manual. activated headlamps and parking lamps. AUTO (Automatic Headlamps): This position enables the Automatic Automatic Headlamp System/ Headlamp System. Exterior Lamps (Parking Lamps): This position turns on the parking lamps and The Automatic Headlamp System turns taillamps. on the Daytime Running Lamps in the daytime and the headlamps and other (Headlamps): This position turns exterior lamps at night or when neces- on the headlamps, parking lamps and sary. The system uses a light sensor, taillamps. located on top of the instrument panel, (Fog Lamps): Pull out the control to determine light conditions. For proper switch to turn on the fog lamps and push operation, avoid placing any objects on it in to turn off the fog lamps. The fog or near the sensor. lamps will not operate when the control switch is in the Off position. See Lighting in your Owner Manual.
    • 15 Interior Lamps Windshield Wipers and Washer Instrument Panel Brightness The instrument panel lighting buttons are located above the exterior lamps control switch. • To adjust The windshield wipers feature an over- the instrument panel lighting, size driver-side wiper. press and hold the + (bright) or – (dim) button. The wipers and washers lever, located on the right side of the steering column, • To activate the night panel mode, operates in the following positions: which illuminates only the speed- ometer, information displays and (Mist): Move the lever down from warning lights, press both the + the Off position to turn the wipers on for (bright) and – (dim) buttons. Press one wipe. both buttons again to turn on the full (Off): Move the lever to this position instrument panel lighting. to turn off the wipers. Dome Lamps (Intermittent): Move the lever up to The dome lamp controls are located on the first position to set a delay between the front dome lamp. wipes. Rotate the control band to adjust the delay. The wipers activate more frequently as the band is rotated upward. 1 (Low): Move the lever up to the sec- ond position for steady, low-speed wipes. 2 (High): Move the lever up to the third position for rapid, high-speed wipes. • To turn the front and rear dome lamps on or off while the doors are closed, (Washer Fluid): Pull the lever press the (On/Off) button. toward you to spray washer fluid on the windshield. • To have the dome lamps turn on See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual. automatically when a door is open, press the (Door Activated) button. See Lighting in your Owner Manual.
    • 16 Getting to Know Your G8 Cruise Control Sunroof (if equipped) The sunroof control is located on the over- head console. • To tilt (vent) the sunroof, turn the control counterclockwise to one of the three tilt positions. Cruise control is operated by using the • To open the sunroof, turn the control multifunction lever on the left side of the clockwise to one of the six open posi- steering column. tions. The sunshade will open with To set cruise control: the sunroof. 1. Press the (On/Off/Cancel) • To close the sunroof, turn the control button on the end of the lever to turn to the closed position. on cruise control. Cruise On will See Keys, Doors and Windows in your Owner Manual. appear on the Driver Information Center (DIC). 2. When traveling at the desired speed, Power Windows and Mirrors rotate the control band on the lever down to the SET – position. Cruise The power switches for the windows and Active will appear on the DIC. outside rearview mirrors are located on the center console. To adjust or cancel cruise control: Express-Down Front Windows • Rotate the control band down to the SET – position to reduce the set • To operate the express-down feature, speed or up to the RES + position press and hold the desired window to increase speed. switch for approximately one second and the window will lower automati- • Press the (On/Off/Cancel) cally. To stop the window, pull or button once or press the brake pedal press the switch momentarily. to cancel cruise control but retain the set speed in memory. Cruise Inactive • Press the switch partway to lower the will appear on the DIC. Rotate the window a small amount. control band up to the RES + position to resume the set speed. • Press the (On/Off/Cancel) B C button twice to turn off cruise control. Cruise Off will appear on the DIC. Cruise control turns off and the set speed is erased each time the vehicle A is turned off. See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
    • 17 Window Lockout PERFORMANCE & MAINTENANCE • Press the (Window Lockout) Sport Shift Mode and button (A) to prevent the rear Driver Shift Control windows from operating except from the center console. Press the button The automatic again to turn off the lockout feature. transmission Power Mirrors features a To adjust the position of an outside performance power mirror: Sport shift mode and a 1. Move the selector switch (B) to the manually left or right to select either the left or shifted Driver right outside rearview mirror. Shift Control 2. Press the four-way control pad (C) (DSC) mode. to adjust the position of the mirror. Sport Shift Mode 3. Move the selector switch to the In the Sport shift mode, the transmission center position. will delay upshifts and allow earlier See Keys, Doors and Windows in your Owner Manual. downshifts to enhance performance. • To activate Sport shift mode, move the shift lever to the right of the Drive Rear Seat Pass-Through (D) position. Do not move the shift lever up or down to the + or – posi- tion; otherwise, Driver Shift Control will be enabled. The current gear is shown in the Driver Information Center while the transmis- sion is in the Sport shift mode. Driver Shift Control DSC allows the driver to shift gears similar to a manual transmission. When The rear seat has a center pass-through using this feature, the vehicle can be section that may be folded forward to driven in a sportier manner. DSC also gain access to the trunk or for carrying can be used to downshift when driving long loads. The back of the pass- on a downhill grade to provide engine through also has two cupholders. braking. • To fold the pass-through, press the To enable DSC, move the shift lever to lock button on the top center of the the right of the Drive (D) position. middle seat and pull down the pass- • To upshift, tap the lever forward (+). through section. • To downshift, tap the lever See Seats and Restraints in your Owner Manual. rearward (–).
    • 18 Getting to Know Your G8 The currently selected gear is shown at During cooler conditions, the low tire the bottom of the Driver Information pressure warning message may appear Center. The transmission will stay in this when the vehicle is first started and then gear until you shift or the vehicle slows turn off as you start to drive. This could down significantly. be an early indicator that your tire pres- If engine speed is too high or low for the sures are getting low and the tires need requested gear, the shift will not occur. If to be inflated to the proper pressure. engine speed is too low for the current gear, the transmission will automatically Note: The Tire Pressure Monitor can alert you about low tire pressure, but it downshift to avoid engine stalling. doesn’t replace normal monthly tire When coming to a stop, the transmis- maintenance. sion will automatically shift to First gear. See Driving and Operating in your Owner Manual. See Vehicle Service and Care in your Owner Manual. Tire Pressure Monitor StabiliTrak ® – Stability Control System The Tire Pressure Monitor alerts you when a significant reduction in pressure StabiliTrak is an advanced Electronic occurs in one or more of your vehicle’s Stability Program® and traction control tires by displaying the Tire Pressure Low system that assists with directional message or the Tire Pressure Very control of the vehicle in difficult driving Low message on the Driver Information conditions by reducing engine power Center (DIC). and applying the brakes to individual Correcting the Tire Pressure wheels. It turns on automatically every time the vehicle is started. When the low tire pressure warning light illuminates, you must inflate the tire to To limit wheelspin and help maintain the proper tire pressure (just as you directional control, the system should must refuel the vehicle when the low always be turned on. However, if your fuel warning light illuminates). The Tire vehicle becomes stuck and rocking the and Loading Information label shows the vehicle is required, the system should correct tire pressure for the tires when be turned off. they’re cold. “Cold” means your vehicle has been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more than one mile. You can temporarily clear the DIC mes- sage by acknowledging it with the DIC controls. However, a low tire pressure warning will remain on the DIC until you correct the tire pressure. • To turn off the StabiliTrak system, press the (StabiliTrak) button located in front of the shift lever. Press it again to turn on the system. See Driving and Operating in your Owner Manual.
    • 19 Spare Tire/Inflator Kit 3. Release the button. (if equipped) 4. Press and hold the (Enter) switch on the left side of the steering wheel G8 models are equipped with a compact for approximately one second. spare tire located under the trunk floor. 5. Turn off the ignition. G8 GT models are equipped with a tire See Vehicle Service and Care in your Owner Manual. inflator kit, which can be used to seal small punctures in the tread area of a tire. The kit is located under the trunk floor. Refer to the tire inflator kit instruc- Refueling the Vehicle tions for complete operating information. The fuel door is located on the pas- See Vehicle Service and Care in your Owner Manual. senger’s side. It will not open if the vehicle is locked. Battery Location • To open the fuel door, press the center of the rear edge of the door The vehicle battery is located behind and it will pop open slightly. Pull the an access panel on the driver’s side of door to open it fully. the trunk. • When closing the fuel door, press the Jump start positive and negative posts center of the rear edge of the door are located under the hood on the driv- until it latches and is flush with the er’s side of the vehicle. side of the vehicle. It will not close if the vehicle is locked. See Vehicle Service and Care in your Owner Manual. For maximum performance, premium fuel is recommended for vehicles Resetting the Oil Life System equipped with the V8 engine. See Driving and Operating in your Owner Manual. The Oil Life System calculates engine oil life based on vehicle use and the Service Engine Oil message is dis- Winter Tires played when it’s necessary to change your oil and filter. The Oil Life System Your vehicle features rear-wheel drive should be reset to 100% only following and may be equipped with “summer an oil change. only” performance tires, which offer ex- To reset the Oil Life System: cellent handling on dry roads. However, during winter months, it’s recommended 1. Press and hold the (Trip) button to switch to winter tires that will provide on the steering wheel while turning additional traction in poor weather condi- on the ignition. Do not start the tions. See your Pontiac dealer for infor- engine. mation about recommended winter tires. 2. The instrument panel cluster will See Vehicle Service and Care in your Owner Manual. prompt to clear the service code.
    • 20 Getting to Know Your G8 OWNER INFORMATION For prompt and efficient assistance when calling, please provide the following infor- Roadside Assistance mation to the advisor: • Location of the vehicle 1-800-ROADSIDE (1-800-762-3743) • Telephone number and your location TTY Users: 1-888-889-2438 • Vehicle model, year and color As the proud owner of a new Pontiac, you • Vehicle mileage are automatically enrolled in the Pontiac • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Roadside Assistance program. This value- added service is intended to provide you • Vehicle license plate number with peace of mind as you drive in the city Pontiac reserves the right to limit services or travel the open road. or reimbursement to an owner or driver Pontiac’s Roadside Assistance toll-free when, in Pontiac’s judgment, the claims number is staffed by a team of technically become excessive in frequency or type of trained advisors who are available 24 occurrence. hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide Roadside Assistance and OnStar minor repair information or make arrange- (if equipped) ments to tow your vehicle to the nearest If you have a current OnStar subscription, Pontiac dealer. press the OnStar button and the vehicle Pontiac will provide the following services will send your current GPS location to an for 5 years/100,000 miles at no expense OnStar Advisor who will speak to you, to you: assess your problem, contact Roadside • Fuel delivery Assistance and relay your exact location so you will get the help you need. • Lockout service (identification required) • Tow to nearest dealer for warranty My GMLink service • Flat tire assistance The Pontiac Owner Center at My GMLink is a complimentary service for Pontiac • Jump starts owners, a one-stop resource to enhance In many instances, mechanical failures are your Pontiac ownership experience. covered under Pontiac’s comprehensive Exclusive member benefits include online warranty. However, when other services service reminders, vehicle maintenance are utilized, our advisors will explain any tips, online owner manual, special payment obligations you might incur. privileges and more. Sign up today at www.mygmlink.com. Certain restrictions, precautions and safety procedures apply to your vehicle. Please read your Owner Manual for complete instructions. All information contained herein is based on the latest information avail- able at the time of printing and is subject to change without notice. © 2008 GM Corp. All rights reserved. !92213383=A! 92213383 A